NTT Communications Extends its Leadership as the Top Wholesale IP Provider in Asia

JapanBusiness Wire — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT, today announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor at the Capacity Asia 2015 Conference taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 November to 2 December. Capacity Asia is one of the leading events for the wholesale IP service industry in the region.

HKICC 2015 to uncover the benefits of digital economy for Hong Kong

Hong KongThe digital economy is permeating rapidly worldwide due to the widespread adoption of digital technologies — such as mobile, cloud, social media and big data — to improve efficiency and enable innovation. To help organisations further benefit from those digital tools, the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) is hosting its annual Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC 2015) with the theme of #digital_economy — Powered by Innovation. The event will be held from 24 to 25 November 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Citi Mobile Challenge demo day in HK to decide fate of 18 finalists

Hong KongEnterprise Innovation — Hong Kong played host to the last leg of the Asia Pacific Citi Mobile Challenge (CMC). Organized by Citi, 18 teams from five markets made it to the finals in Hong Kong and presented working prototypes of innovative mobile financial technologies to a room of people, including Citi executives, venture capitalists and senior representatives from large corporations and incubators.

Inside the SXSW of Japan: Myojo Waraku

JapanVenture BeatMyojo Waraku is an annual festival taking place in Japan’s western city of Fukuoka with a flavor of America’s South by South West (SXSW) festival, showcasing prominent startups and awesome digital media and music performers from the land of the rising sun. The first edition took place in 2011, followed by holding the festival’s global versions in Taipei and London.

The power of IoT on display at Cloud Expo Asia

SingaporeDell — Since he announced it in 2011, Marc Andreessen’s statement that “software is eating the world” has become a truism with a pride of place in every presenter’s deck (full disclosure: it’s featured prominently in mine).  Recently, Benedict Evans of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (seeing a pattern here?) writes that “mobile is eating the world.” He asserts that mobile phones will achieve the following:

  • Become the de facto Internet access device.
  • Bring billions of new users onto the Internet

The power of IoT on display at Cloud Expo Asia

SingaporeCIO — Since he announced it in 2011, Marc Andreessen’s statement that “software is eating the world” has become a truism with a pride of place in every presenter’s deck (full disclosure: it’s featured prominently in mine).  Recently, Benedict Evans of the venture capital firmAndreessen Horowitz (seeing a pattern here?) writes that “mobile is eating the world.” He asserts that mobile phones will achieve the following:

Alibaba Plans European Domination From London

ChinaChina Tech News — Alibaba Group announced plans to further promote its globalization European strategy, stating that they will upgrade their office in London into a European strategic center. At the same time, the group will open a new office in Milan, Italy.

NTT Global Forum in Hong Kong to Showcase Innovative Technologies that Drive Digital Transformation

Hong KongBusiness Wire — HONG KONG: NTT Communications Corporation of NTT Group will host the NTT Global Forum on December 10, 2015 at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Mr. Tetsuya Shoji, the new President and CEO of NTT Communications, will join a special guest analyst from Forrester Research, as well as global enterprises’ CIOs to discuss the latest IT trends and technologies that will help enterprises define and deploy the optimal strategies for their digitalization journey.

Operators must act now to seize IoT opportunity – Huawei CEO, from HK

Hong KongMobile World Live — HONG KONG: Mobile operators need to take immediate steps to capture a share of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market, which is attracting competition from vertical industries, Huawei rotating CEO Ken Hu said in his keynote address this morning. “The industry is standing at a critical juncture and needs to act now to open this new blue ocean opportunity,” he stated.

Rapid growth signals strength of OpenStack community in Japan

JapanSuperuser OpenStack — Akihiro Hasegawa, one of the Japanese user group organizers shares how much the community has grown and identifies progress and goals for the local OpenStack community in the upcoming year.

OpenStack Foundation Expands Its Efforts at Tokyo Summit

JapaneWeek — TOKYO: The OpenStack Foundation has a large, 24-person board of directors that provides strategic and financial oversight for the organization. Sitting at the helm, is the chairman of the board, Alan Clark, who helps to lead the efforts of the broad and diverse group.In a video interview with Clark at the OpenStack Summit here, he discusses the events of the Summit, including the full board meeting, as well as a joint meeting with the OpenStack Technical Committee and OpenStack User Committee.

Why Contributing to OpenStack Makes Sense for Vendors

JapaneWeek — TOKYO: At the OpenStack Summit here, there have been a number of common themes and questions that keep surfacing. Time and again panels are discussing why contributions matter and how Amazon is or isn’t the competition.One such panel session was titled “The OpenStack Orchestra: The Next Wave of OpenStack Specialist Startups,” and included executives from Mirantis, Tesora, SwiftStack and PLUMgrid.

Kirin brews OpenStack private cloud to reduce IT operation costs by 75 percent

JapanComputer World UK — Sets up internal platform as a service in partnership with systems integrator, NTT Data. Japanese brewer and drinks producer Kirin has built a platform as a service (Paas) using OpenStack as its private cloud platform, reducing operational IT costs by automating server test and deployment. Kirin, which has almost 40,000 employees, is headquartered in Tokyo, and does around half of its business overseas.

Second coming of HP Helion OpenStack will concentrate on hybrids

JapanBusiness Cloud News — HP has unveiled its latest incarnation of HP Helion OpenStack with a demonstration of Version 2.0 at the OpenStack Summit 2015 in Tokyo. After it recently announced the imminent closure of its OpenStack driven public cloud offering, the vendor is thought to be concentrating its efforts to help enterprise clients cope with the challenge of straddling private and hybrid cloud environments.

OpenStack claims Project Navigator will lead adopters through development hell

JapanBusiness Cloud News — The OpenStack Foundation’s chief operating office Mark Collier has lifted the lid on Project Navigator, a scheme to help users see their way through the myriad of component projects, different levels of software maturity and documentation involved in taking part in the project.

AT&T, Ericsson and Apcera demonstrate NFV in a PaaS environment

JapanBusiness Cloud News — AT&T and Ericsson claim they’ve created an improvement to container technology that makes cloud telco platforms far more secure and yet easier to set up. They jointly presented their invention in proof of concept exercise, along with cloud service provider Apcera. Container technology, previously used for creating secure environments for text based office and enterprise productivity applications, has been tweaked in order to overcome some of its security limitations, when telecoms is handled in the cloud.

Rackspace Debuts Containers as a Service on OpenStack

JapaneWeek — TOKYO—Docker containers and the OpenStack cloud are getting a little closer today, thanks to the new Carina Containers as a Service announced by Rackspace. Rackspace announced the new Carina service at the OpenStack Summit here, detailing how the service can rapidly enable users to build and deploy Docker containers in the cloud.In a video interview with eWEEK, Adrian Otto, distinguished engineer at Rackspace, and Scott Crenshaw, senior vice president, strategy and product, at Rackspace, detail what Containers as a Service is all about and how it works.

Cloud Expo Asia, Data Centre World Break Attendance Record in Singapore

SingaporeBusiness News Asia — SUNTEC CITY, SINGAPORE – Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World 2015 opened Wednesday at Suntec Singapore with a record number of attendees, keeping their reputation as the largest professional technology gathering in the region. While the official number of participants will be released by an independent auditor, one of the organizing staff said this year’s attendance was a record breaker for the history of the show.

Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private Cloud Puts the CIO Back in Control

IndiaBusiness Wire — Cloud Expo Asia SINGAPORE: Tata Communications, today launches its IZO™ Private Cloud service to bring CIOs unprecedented control over their public and private clouds and their entire data centre estate. The new service, unveiled at Cloud Expo Asia, is the latest addition to Tata Communications’ game-changing IZO™ cloud enablement platform, and will empower enterprises to connect to the world’s biggest clouds, and to build a truly hybrid, high-performance IT infrastructure, where different cloud, colocation and managed hosting environments work together as one.

Excite Japan Selects SolidFire for Its OpenStack-Based, Next-Generation Virtual Infrastructure

JapanMarketwired — TOKYO:  OpenStack Tokyo Booth #S12 – SolidFire, the #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Excite Japan Co., Ltd, a leading Internet information services provider, has selected SolidFire for its OpenStack-based next-generation virtual infrastructure. Over time, Excite plans to gradually migrate all its services to SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage platform.